Ten Directors Nominated for Grainger’s Board

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2016-2017 period. The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders, are:

  • Rodney C. Adkins
  • Brian P. Anderson
  • V. Ann Hailey
  • Stuart L. Levenick
  • Neil S. Novich
  • Michael J. Roberts
  • Gary L. Rogers
  • James T. Ryan
  • E. Scott Santi
  • James D. Slavik

William K. Hall will not stand for re-election in accordance with the Company’s Criteria for Membership on the Board of Directors, which provide that an outside director generally will not be nominated after the age of 72. Mr. Hall has been a board member of Grainger since 2005 and served as a member of the Board Affairs and Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee.

Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Bill Hall for his strategic insight, innovative thinking and valuable contributions to Grainger over the past 10 years.”

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